El Dorado Beach is right in the middle of the city of South Lake Tahoe and is the perfect place to stop and have lunch while taking in the view. Visitors can sit at one of the picnic tables at street level, relax on the grass, gaze at the lake from one of the many stone amphitheater-like benches that lead to the beach or make their way down to the beach itself. Families with children can take advantage of the relatively shallow water for their young swimmers. El Dorado Beach has barbecue grills, restrooms and a kayak and water-toy concession. It also has a boat ramp that is open when lake levels permit.
Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA